Undergraduate Degree - Psychology - Bachelor of Arts

Program:
Psychology - Bachelor of Arts
Program Code:
4416 Psychology
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of Psychology
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Programs
Psychology - Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Psychology major is met by completing one of the following courses:  Psychology 401, 402, 405, 409, 410, 411, 413, 424, 440, 441, 455, 475 or 493.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. e. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following required major courses (31 or 32 credits):
                   
    a. All of the following courses:    
      PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
      PSY 295 Data Analysis in Psychological Research 3
      PSY 395 Research Design and Measurement in Psychological Research 3
    b. One of the following courses:  
      PSY 200 Cognitive Psychology 3
      PSY 209 Brain and Behavior 3
    c. One of the following courses:  
      PSY 235 Social Psychology 3
      PSY 236 Personality   3
      PSY 244 Developmental Psychology: Infancy Through Childhood 3
    d. One of the following courses:  
      PSY 255 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
      PSY 270 Community Psychology 3
      PSY 280 Abnormal Psychology 3
    e. One of the following courses:  
      PSY 401 Expertise and Skill (W) 3
      PSY 402 Sensation and Perception (W) 3
      PSY 405 History of Modern Psychology (W) 3
      PSY 409 Psychobiology of Behavioral Development (W) 3
      PSY 410 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (W) 3
      PSY 411 Hormones and Behavior (W) 3
      PSY 413 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience (W) 4
      PSY 424 Child and Family Psychopathology (W) 3
      PSY 440 Attitudes and Social Cognition (W) 3
      PSY 441 Interpersonal Behavior and Groups (W) 3
      PSY 455 Organizational Research Techniques (W) 3
      PSY 475 Personality Theories (W) 3
      PSY 493 Issues in Psychology (W) 3
    f. Electives in Psychology     9

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Psychology, BA (4416)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Psychology - Core
Major - Psychology - Core: 3 courses from PSY101, PSY295, PSY395

Requirement 12: Major - Psychology - Cognitive
Major - Psychology - Cognitive: 1 course from PSY200, PSY209

Requirement 13: Major - Psychology - Social
Major - Psychology - Social: 1 course from PSY235, PSY236, PSY244

Requirement 14: Major - Psychology - Community
Major - Psychology - Community: 1 course from PSY255, PSY270, PSY280

Requirement 15: Major - Psychology - Tier II Writing
Major - Psychology - Tier II Writing: 1 course from PSY401, PSY402, PSY405, PSY409, PSY410, PSY411, PSY413, PSY424, PSY440, PSY441, PSY455, PSY475, PSY493

Requirement 16: Major - Psychology - Electives
Major - Psychology - Electives: 9 credits from Psychology Electives

Requirement 17: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 31 credits from Psychology courses to meet the requirement of at least 31 credits.

Requirement 18: College - Social Science - Social Science
College - Social Science - Social Science: 15 credits from the following departments: ANP, CJ, EC, FCE, GEO, HST, LIR, PLS, SOC, SW, UP excluding ANP202, 206, 340 and GEO203, 206, 206L.
Conditions:
College - Social Science - Social Science: No more than 4 credits from SSC493, SSC496 in Requirement(s) 18

Requirement 19: College - Social Science - Arts and Letters
College - Social Science - Arts and Letters: 9 credits from Approved courses from the College of Arts & Letters. A department or school may require its major to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas.

Requirement 20: College - Social Science - Natural Science
College - Social Science - Natural Science: 6 credits from approved College of Natural Science courses.

Requirement 21: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 22: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 23: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.